Attorney Christian A. Straile, LLC
Available 24/7 | Hablo Espanol :

Why hire a traffic lawyer instead of making a traffic school election?

Why hire a traffic ticket defense attorney when I can just choose school to have points removed? One reason is that you only have five (5) times in your life to elect traffic school. If this is your first ever citation, then why burn an election? Save it. If you received two or more citations, then most of the time the only way to have points removed entirely is to take your cases to court.

Because you can only choose school five (5) times, the DHSMV has to track those elections for the life of the driver.  This means that a citation where school is elected actually stays on the driver's history longer than if the Court withholds points.  According to the DHSMV, a school election stays on the record for 75 years, just like a DUI.

Another reason to fight your ticket is that the only way to have your traffic ticket or citation dismissed, or to not be on the record is to choose to have a contested hearing or trial and be found not guilty. If there is no hearing, the traffic case will never be dismissed.  It sounds crazy but several attorneys will take your money and never attend or send anyone to court. There is no reason to hire a law firm if an attorney will not be present in court.

A driver not licensed in Florida should also be aware that the laws of the licensing state may require an amendment such as a reduction in speed in order to maintain the driving privilege. Several drivers ensnared in the changing speed limit zones in Waldo, Florida come across this issue.  Furthermore, many states do not recognize the election of school to remove points and require a court's order instead of the driver's election to honor the removal of points.  CDL drivers do not have a school election and should never go it alone.

To hire a traffic ticket defense lawyer, click, call or fill out the form.

Gainesville 352-371-9141

Ocala 352-694-4529


If you are caught by traffic police, only traffic ticket lawyer can be helpful to save you from this situation. Their guidance and advice will be helpful for you to successfully defend your case.

I was gone through your blog post & liked your views. Life is really precious for ever one so kindly drive safely through defensive driving.

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response
Firm Logo Small

Learn How I Can Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Gainesville Office
1031 NW 6th Street
Unit A-2
Gainesville, FL 32601

Phone: 352-371-9141
Fax: 352-371-9142
Map & Directions

Mailing Address
PO Box 5355
Gainesville, FL 32627

Phone: 352-371-9141

Ocala Office
108 N. Magnolia Avenue
Suite 501
Ocala, FL 34475

Phone: 352-694-4529
Map & Directions

  • Location
    Mailing Address
  • Location
    Gainesville Office
  • Location
    OCALA - By Appointment